Why couldn’t they share the damn takis from the start???? Like putting myself in their shoes it wouldn’t matter if I bought the damn takis or if someone else did WE ARE SHARING.And how is it that they are just building a shelter?? That’s something you do on day 2, like we know they were exhausted and traumatized on day 1 but next morning you start building the shelter that’s like basic being stranded on an island 101.And I had the theory that if 8 women were stranded on an island they would find a way to thrive but they are proving my theory wrong, with super stupid petty drama, like what’s the deal with Leah, obviously that man was a predator! If you are an old man and have to wait two weeks for your sexual interest to be of legal age it doesn’t mean you are doing things right, it means you are grooming! And like again putting myself on their shoes, I would be annoyed at Fatin, but just annoyed, I wouldn’t physically attack her!! And if Fatin doesn’t wanna do the heavy work that’s on her, like I’m not gonna be thinking about who does how much, I’m gonna do things for myself and to help others survive, this isn’t a school project!!! And then Toni being jealous of Shelby?? Like for all they know they could die right there and they are worried about boys/girls/jealousy???
This episode works hard at dismantling any sympathy built up for at least three of the main characters, but I guess that was the point. Unfortunately, that also makes for the least interesting flashback story so far. The rising tensions kept it interesting, but it feels like this should have been distributed among other, more interesting episodes, rather than getting a whole hour dedicated to it. I anticipate that this will be one of those 10-hour shows whose story would have been able to be told much better in a 2-3 hour film, and this is the most excessively stretched episode so far. It was a very weak watch.
On the plus side, the episode further confirmed that Troy Winbush's character is probably my favourite on the show. Not despite, but to a large degree because he doesn't say or do much. It's the way he doesn't say and do much that I find brilliant. However, what is this place they're being interviewed in? You'd think that for welcoming back a bunch of teenagers who have been through a harrowing, life-threatening ordeal, they'd find a facility that is slightly less than the most depressing place in the States.
It was also the first episode where the main characters' swearing didn't feel forced and out of place, the way that only out-of-touch scriptwriters trying to write teenage dialogue could manage. Also, the main mystery is getting new aspects and information – although that they're only revealing those at the rate of about half a minute an episode, supports my point that this show is really way too long for its own good.
This show is so bingeworthy. I just want to keep pushing onto the next episode.